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Members of the Shariah Advisory Council Bank Negara Malaysia



Members of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) for 2013/2016, effective 1 November 2013:

  1. Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad - Former Chief of Justice;
  2. Tan Sri Sheikh Ghazali Abdul Rahman - Shariah Legal Advisor, Attorney General Chamber;
  3. Dato' Seri Haji Hassan Haji Ahmad - Mufti of Penang;
  4. Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar - Chief Executive Officer of Amanie Advisors;
  5. Prof. Dr. Engku Rabiah Adawiah Engku Ali - Professor, Kulliyyah Undang-undang Ahmad Ibrahim, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM);
  6. Prof. Dr. Ashraf Md. Hashim - Chief Executive Officer of ISRA Consultancy Department (I-Con), International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA);
  7. Prof. Madya Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin - Executive Director of International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance;
  8. Prof. Madya Dr. Rusni Hassan - Associate Professor, Kulliyyah Undang-undang Ahmad Ibrahim, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM);
  9. Prof. Madya Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim - Dean of Islamic Business School, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM);
  10. Dr. Shamsiah Mohamad - Senior Researcher of International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA); and
  11. En. Burhanuddin Lukman - Lecturer, Kulliyyah Undang-undang Ahmad Ibrahim, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

As the highest authority in the determination of Shariah in Islamic finance, the SAC has a pivotal role in ensuring the sanctity of Shariah rulings referred by Islamic financial institutions as well as the court and arbitrators. The SAC consists of prominent qualified individuals among Shariah scholars, jurists and market practitioners, who have vast experience in banking, finance, economics, law and application of Shariah, particularly in the areas of Islamic economics and finance.